“ Brand: Weight Watchers / Type: Bread „
I found this on offer in tescos and bought one, thought it really tasty but when I went back they do the other varieties but not this one. nor do Sainsburys or Morrisons. Anyone know where this is being stocked. I was really disapointed not to find it again.
I am a keen member of weight watchers and follow their points plan - most of the time! I find its a great way to lose weight at a realistic pace and still eat the foods you like.
If I could, I would buy all weightwatchers products when I went shopping, but I do find that they can be very expensive, for very little product, so I limit it to things that have a much lower points value than a regular product.
On my weekly shop I found this wholemeal weight watchers bread in the shelf and thought I'd give it a go, it was on special offer, so wasn't that much more than the regular bread.
This bread costs around 68p to 79p, depending on where you shop. I thought that was quite reasonable as it has a points value of 1 point per slice. That was until I actually opened the bag. The slices are tiny compared to normal bread and although it is thick cut, there is probably only just about as much there in a slice as medium cut slice, so its not actually any lower in points.
When I had it, it was very nice bread. I'm not a major fan of wholemeal bread normally, so I toast it a lot but this was quite soft, not as much like cardboard as some can be. It did fill me up, but I did need an extra slice so in my case, I didn't really feel it was worth the extra money.
Weight Watchers Thick Sliced Wholemeal Bread
Description: Manufacturer: Weight Watchers / Type: Bread
Like so many of us, I managed to eat and drink far too much over the festive season. Yes it was great at the time but now my jeans feel tight and I feel a little sluggish, so have been trying to eat healthy foods in order to lose a few pounds.
One of the best ways for me to do this is avoid snacking of course, but because I work shifts, this isn't always easy. I find that far too often, I eat the wrong things at the wrong times, so the best way to prevent this is to make sure that I have a decent and fulfilling meal, which helps stop me reaching for snacks later.
Unfortunately, another issue with working shifts is that I don't have as much time as I would like. Recently I have been making home made soups and freezing batches, to pick up and take to work as a quick and convenient lunch which is also tasty and filling.
Now the thing with soup is that you do need bread, and usually, I would grab a chunk of tiger bread or similar. Because I am trying to watch what I eat though, I decided to try this bread from Weight Watchers to see what I thought.
A 400g loaf of this bread cost me £0.75 from a local supermarket. It comes in a see through cellophane bag with the Weight Watchers logo on it, and you are able to see the bread inside, which looks thicker than I had expected. Each slice contains 1 Weight Watchers point.
The slices are thick as I mentioned, so it doesn't feel like you are eating a diet food, the taste is actually a lot better than I had expected too. The bread is quite light and has a nice and slightly butty taste that you associate with wholemeal. It isn't as earthy as some wholemeal breads can be so may be good if you prefer a slightly plainer flavour.
Whether as bread or as toast, this wholemeal bread has a nice flavour and is thick enough to be substantial and filling. Okay it isn't as good as a freshly baked tiger bread but considering the calorie saving, it is certainly a decent enough option for those who are watching their weight.
Nutritional information is as follows (per slice);
0.7 grams of fat (0.2 grams saturates)
0.8 grams of sugar
I do realise that following a review for Mini Eggs with a review for Weightwatchers bread could be considered ironic but as we are trying to cut down on fattening foods at the moment we made the conscious decision to not only reduce the amount of bread that we eat but to also substitute it with a healthier alternative.
We are not following the Weightwatchers diet so are not point counting, but for those who are the packaging informs you that there is just 1 point per slice so could be easily incorporated into your Weightwatchers regime. My loaf is a 400 gram thick sliced wholemeal variety and cost just 72p from Morrisons, the packaging is orange in colour and the bread sits alongside "Nimble" and the Danish loaves on the shelves.
This loaf looks from initial viewing the same as any other loaf of bread and has the wholemeal, brown colouring to it; I bought this particular brand because I am not keen on Danish loaves finding them to be too thin and crumbly in consistency. This bread is made by Warburton's so obviously a big name in the baking industry and a brand that can be trusted to deliver delicious tasting bread.
Opening the packaging and removing a slice the only thing that appears to be different to any other bread is that the slices are slightly smaller than other loaves, each slice weighs 28.6 grams and provides a quite reasonable 66 calories, 0.7 grams of fat of which only 0.2 grams are saturates and only 0.8 grams of sugars so seem to be excellent to me when compared to 'regular' bread.
Of course all the nutritional information is irrelevant if the bread doesn't taste nice, so for dinner today we had a lean chicken breast sandwich made with two slices of this bread. I can honestly say that to me there was absolutely no difference in taste whatsoever to the taste of other Wholemeal bread and the only criticism I could possibly give is that the bread tasted a bit on the bland side, but then again doesn't all sliced bread?
It was certainly no better or worse then any other wholemeal bread I have tasted but benefits from being lower in calories and fat. To give a proper comparison I have checked on "mysupermarket.co.uk" at a loaf of regular Warburtons Wholemeal bread and a single slice of that which weighs 40.3 grams will provide 93 calories, 1.0 gram of fat of which 0.3 grams are saturates and 1.5 grams of sugar so the Weightwatchers variety is indeed lower in all key areas presumably due to the smaller sized slices rather than a drastic change in recipe.
I do consider this to be quite a "savvy" purchase and for me it will still give me the taste of bread that I enjoy but with less calories and sugar contained, and seeing as I am trying to cut down at the moment means that I can carry on eating the food that I enjoy without the associated fattening aspects that usually come with eating bread.
Recommended in taste, nutrition and calorie content by me with a well deserved 5/5 Dooyoo stars, I really can't fault this at all, ideally suited for those following the Weightwatchers diet and is suitable for vegetarians too according to the packaging. All in all another trusted offering from the Warburtons brand that will become a regular purchase of mine now.
Thanks for reading.
This Weight Watchers bread contains just one Weight Watchers point per slice, and is suitable for vegetarians and those with nut allergies. However, it is not suitable for vegans.
I am currently on the Weight Watchers diet and the Weight Watchers Danish loaf had been recommended by a friend. However, I decided that this loaf was too small and so I opted for this loaf instead.
The slices of bread are quite large, and are very thick. The bread is not as tasty as many other alternative brands. It is evident that all the bad ingredients have been removed to make this healthier, and as a result, the bread tastes a little like cardboard. When the bread is used to make sandwiches, the bland taste is covered up somewhat, but I don't believe it is an answer to cover up tasteless bread with tasty fillings!
Similarly, the bread doesn't taste too bad if toasted, although it tends to require a rather salty butter to bring the bread up to standard, which I believe defeats the obejct of the bread being low fat!
If you're intent on following the Weight Watchers diet, and absolutely cannot cut bread out of your diet, then I would guess you have no other choice but to use this bread (or the Danish loaf). However, I would definitely not recommend choosing this bread over other supermarket brands.
The low calorie and low fat content is definitely not even to compensate for the undeniable lack of flavour!